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Dec 25, 2017

The beard should not be shaved, since it is a protection provided to us by nature. Furthermore, the beard is the emblem of manhood - the human equivalent of the cock's crest and the lion's mane. -Musonius Rufus


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Dec 18, 2017

Avoid fraternizing with non-philosophers. If you must, though, be careful not to sink to their level; because, you know, if a companion is dirty, his friends cannot help but get a little dirty too, no matter how clean they started out. -Epictetus

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence...

Dec 11, 2017

It’s unfortunate that this has happened. No. It’s fortunate that this has happened and I’ve remained unharmed by it- not shattered by the present or frightened of the future. It could have happened to anyone. But not everyone could have remained unharmed by it. -Marcus Aurelius


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Dec 4, 2017

If you decided to do something, don't shrink from being seen doing it, even if the majority of people disapprove. If you're wrong to do it, then you should shrink from doing it altogether; but if you're right, then why worry how people will judge you? -Epictetus


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Nov 27, 2017

Remember how long you’ve been putting this off, how many extensions the gods gave you, and you didn’t use them. At some point you have to recognize what world it is that you belong to; what power rules it and from what source you spring; that there is a limit to the time assigned you, and if you don’t use it to...